"As soon as I got my taping theme ("College Road Trip"), I did what any good "Wheel" contestant would do - prepare as much as possible! While the wheel itself is mostly out of your control, the puzzles aren't. One of the first stops for me was this compendium, where I took note of any college-themed puzzles that were on during the week the "College Life" category was used. From that, I made a list of key terms that seemed to pop up during college week puzzles. This same method can be used for the often tropically-themed prize puzzles. Looking through the compendium of recent seasons also gives you a sense of how puzzles are written in general. If you're going to be a contestant on the show (or you just want to be a better player at home), the compendium is an invaluable resource to hone your puzzle-solving skills!"
- Kevin Slattery, Former Wheel Contestant

"Through careful hours of show study, this compendium has served me in many facets. First and foremost, it has strongly served to answering questions about if/when a puzzle has been used. Additionally, to help me note trends in puzzle writing for would be players. Last but not last, it has helped me prepare in an infinitesimal number of ways for auditions I have had for Wheel itself over the years, and hopefully (eventually!) my own air date, at which point I would plan to genuinely study the entirety of the syndicated section as to best prepare. A true must visit one-stop shop for historians and all future players of the show!"
- Jessica Brand, Buy a Vowel Admin

"The Compendium is an invaluable resource for research, as well as for practice puzzles that you can use for others to help quiz you. The Compendium absolutely was a key contributing factor to me winning $119,545 on Wheel of Fortune. Thank you for creating it and maintaining it!"
- Tony Harrison, Former Wheel Contestant

Welcome to the Wheel of Fortune Puzzle Compendium! With over 40,000 puzzles and counting from the daily syndicated run of Wheel of Fortune, as well as puzzles from other runs of the show (both domestic and abroad), and the complete archive of Buy a Vowel Boards's signature Daily Puzzle Game. Perfect for game show historians, potential game show contestants, even journalists, and just plain ol' fans of the show, the compendium has something to offer for everyone!


We technically missed the official anniversary I started making the compendium, which was in the winter, but the summer of 2012 was when I really took the compendium into full gear.

Hard to believe it's been that long. It's hard to believe the compendium has gotten so big. Almost 45,000 puzzles and nearing 80% completion, and we couldn't have done it without such a loyal Wheel fanbase and your contributions!

RECENT UPDATES:
  • 6/30/22 1:00 PM - Added 11/7/88 (#1019).
  • 6/28/22 4:00 PM - Added 10/24/88 (#1014).
  • 6/26/22 9:00 AM - Added 6/3/87 (#768), 6/4/87 (#769), and 10/14/88 (#1005).
  • 6/24/22 4:00 PM - Added 10/13/88 (#1001) and 10/10/88 (#1004)*.
  • 6/23/22 11:00 AM - Added 10/6/88 (#999)* and 5/19/92 (#1737).
  • 6/21/22 11:00 PM - Added 10/5/88 (#998)*, 5/12/95 (#2310) and Daytime 3/31, 4/3-4/89.
  • 6/20/22 9:00 AM - Added 9/16/88 (#985), 9/22/88 (#994), and 9/30/88 (#995).
  • 6/15/22 12:00 AM - Added 9/12/88 (#981) and 9/15/88 (#984).
  • 6/14/22 6:00 AM - Added 1/22/96 (#2436).
  • 6/9/22 9:00 AM - Added 1/5/93 (#1842) and 1/8/93 (#1845).
  • 6/6/22 9:00 AM - Added 5/10/93 (#1921) and 10/21/96 (#2571).
  • 5/13/22 5:00 PM - Added Daytime 11/6/75 and 1/9/76.
  • 5/10/22 9:00 PM - Added 9/26/85 (#404), 1/30/95 (#2241) and 10/23/96 (#2573).
  • 3/19/22 11:00 PM - Added over 50 shows from Seasons 6, 10, 13, 14, 20, and 21, and corrected information for dozens of shows from Seasons 21-25.
  • 3/18/22 9:00 PM - Added Daytime 5/30/84, 9/15/03 (#3906), 10/21/03 (#3932), updated 10/11/83 to 11/14/83 (#41), and corrected 9/24/03 to 9/25/03.
  • 3/18/22 9:00 AM - Added 9/24/01 (#3526), 9/25/01 (#3527), 10/8/01 (#3536)*, 1/16/02 (#3608), 1/28/02 (#3616), 2/11/02 (#3626), 2/12/02 (#3627), 3/19/02 (#3652), 4/26/02 (#3680), and 5/20/02 (#3696).
  • 3/18/22 12:00 AM - Added 12/1-11/92 (#1817-#1825), 1/18-25/93 (#1846-#1851), updated 1/11/93* to 2/1/93 (#1856), 5/22/95 (#2316), 9/4-7/01 (#3512-#3515), 10/9/01 (#3537), 10/19/01 (#3545), 11/5/01 (#3556), 11/14/01 (#3562), 11/19/01 (#3571), and 12/26-28/01 (#3593-#3595).
  • 3/17/22 12:00 AM - Added 10/22/92 (#1789), 11/24/92 (#1812), 11/25/92 (#1813), and 11/26/92 (#1814).
  • 3/16/22 12:00 AM - Added 11/6/84 (#237)*, 10/1/92 (#1774), and 10/16/92 (#1785).
  • 3/12/22 9:00 PM - Every episode from Season 18 is now in the compendium.
  • 3/8/22 10:00 PM - Added Daytime 5/8-10/85.
  • 3/8/22 9:00 PM - Every episode from Season 17 is now in the compendium.
  • 3/5/22 12:00 PM - Every episode from Season 16 is now in the compendium.
  • 3/5/22 11:00 AM - Added 6/4/84 (#176), 6/20/95 (#2337), 10/18/96 (#2570) and updated 10/21/86 to 10/23/86 (#619).
  • 2/28/22 2:00 AM - Added 10/21/86 (#617)*, 4/4/88 (#921)*, 5/10/88 (#942), 1/12/99 (#3017) and updated 2/16/94 (#2063).
  • 2/23/22 6:00 PM - Every episode from Season 15 is now in the compendium!
  • 2/15/22 4:00 PM - All available episodes of Season 14 are now in the compendium.
  • 2/14/22 4:00 PM - Added 9/22/81, 2/25/88 (#894), 11/5/04 (#4140), updated 5/16/85 to 6/4/85 (#377) and 1/4/88 to 2/26/88 (#895).
  • 2/12/22 8:00 PM - All available episodes of Season 13 are now in the compendium.
  • 2/9/22 10:00 PM - All available episodes of Season 7 are now in the compendium.
  • 1/31/22 3:00 AM - Added 2/11/88 (#884), 5/3/88 (#937), 1/23/95 (#2256), 5/31/95 (#2323), 5/28/96 (#2522), 9/4/96 (#2538), 9/6/96 (#2540), 2/19/97 (#2653) and updated 5-6/86 to Daytime 5/19/86.
  • 1/16/22 5:00 AM - Added 10/12/83 (#18)*, 1/1/01 (#3401), 4/9/01 (#3471), 5/8/01 (#3492), 5/17/01 (#3499), and updated 1/15/85 to 1/7/85 (#276).
  • 12/31/21 5:00 AM - Added 12/20/88 (#1052)*, 1/5/96 (#2425), 10/17/96 (#2569) and 12/24/01 (#3591).

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